RAiR | 1981-82

Aaron Karp 

Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Aaron Karp (b. 1947 ) lived in Albuquerque from 1979. He gained a BA from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1969 and a MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1971. He worked as an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of New Mexico until 1984. After leaving the University, he painted full-time, exhibiting extensively – over fifty solo exhibitions and as many group shows – and received recognition through awards, grants and residencies. In 1983 Aaron was included in The Guggenheim’s New American Paintings exhibition. His residencies included the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Fundacion Valparaiso, the McNamara Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2001 he received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.